Protecting: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015

I hope Swinburne University doesn’t have so many disappointed desperate students that mesh is required. Hopefully they are protecting, knowing that kids will be kid, larking about with odd ball behaviour that might lead to the odd toppling over the bannister. This mesh -like trampoline will break their fall. Or is it in place simply so kids cannot drop books or other objects on unsuspecting heads?

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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10 Responses to Protecting: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Protection makes for an interesting design!

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  2. All fenced in. I agree that the possibility of young people jumping is sad to consider, but it happens as well as the occasional goofiness. I bet the architect didn’t imagine the structure netted together this way, but if it protects people from tragedy, it’s a bearable imposition on the site.

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Interesting photos and I’m sure they’ll prove their worth sometime or other. I understand that some factories in China who have had a lot of suicides from their top floors have installed similar mesh work out from the sides of the top floor.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Irene, you have a couple of really cool odd ball photos for this week. Thanks for playing.

    Liked by 1 person

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